Family Child Care Instructional Coach

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For more than 45 years, Children’s Council has been the heart of child care and early education in San Francisco, advancing the belief that high-quality child care can transform lives and communities. Our more than 120 team members help families navigate their child care and preschool options and secure financial assistance to pay for it. We provide home-based child care businesses with the training and resources to succeed. Through a wide range of free programs and workshops, we support parents and caregivers as they build child development skills. As the city’s second-largest nonprofit contractor, with an annual budget of over $100 million, we are a major stakeholder in the child care system. We educate the public and advocate for increased investment in early education at the local and state level. If you are a child care champion, we want you on our team. 


The Instructional Coach supports family childcare educators’ efforts to continuously improve the quality of their programs and to create the best experiences for children. Coaches partner with San Francisco Quality Connections to provide a framework, standards and quality improvement supports for early learning programs across the city. They support programs via an array of services, including individualized coaching, training, facilitated peer support and small group learning, establishing defined quality improvement goals linked to each provider’s unique vision for their program. In addition, they contribute to the development of new resources and support approaches, combining their knowledge of early childhood education and adult learning. 


  • You are a keen observer who responds creatively and strategically to address unique challenges.
  • You are committed to self-reflection to enhance your professional growth.
  • You are adept at working independently, take initiative and are comfortable with a degree of uncertainty.
  • You are passionate about developing solutions that respond to community needs, adapting to meet people where they are and build on what they have.
  • You are a leader in the community, have a vision for what ECE should be, and can make your vision a reality.
  • You are adept at empowering underserved groups and facilitating their growth into community leaders.
  • You are a skilled educator and can facilitate reflective conversations, plan for interactive trainings, help participants develop their own plans and goals, and use a variety of tools to create engaging and valuable experiences.



The Instructional Coach’s core responsibilities are to work in collaboration with our FCC Incubator team and partner agency coaches to build the capacity of FCC educators in developing specific skills and implementing practices that will ultimately lead to positive outcomes for children in their care.


In the context of the responsibility, the Coach will:


  • Facilitate training and small group cohorts of FCC educators to foster knowledge of best practices
  • Provide coaching and modeling, integrating observation, reflection, and feedback
  • Encourage and support FCC educators to develop goals for program improvement and translate those goals into actionable Quality Improvement Plans that are aligned to Quality Standards put forth by OECE and other Quality Partners.
  • Assist FCC programs to understand and engage with community supports; mental health, Inclusion, Help me Grow, Public Health and others
  • Support FCC educator’s efforts to interpret assessment and child screening tool data to inform ongoing program improvement
  • Design curriculum, training, and resources based on educator needs and linked to system-wide quality improvement goals
  • Keep detailed records and data to document all interactions with FCC educators
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners and teams to coordinate services for FCC educators; facilitate linkages to city-wide professional development opportunities
  • Participate in professional development opportunities with other coaches, community partners to keep up to date on current standards of best practices.


  • Proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English/Spanish or English/Cantonese
  • 5 + years’ experience in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Social Sciences, or related field
  • Knowledge and experience with Family Child Care programs and supports
  • Proficiency with childcare assessment tools, such as FCCERS, CLASS, DRDP, an expertise with curriculum development, dual language learning, inquiry-based learning, quality improvement planning, implementation, and systems
  • Specialization/certification in Developmental Assessment, Curriculum Development, California CSEFEL/Teaching Pyramid, or Infant Toddler Specialization, e.g., PITC certified
  • Demonstrated understanding and high-level experience working with adult learning concepts and strategies.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products
  • Must have flexibility to work some evenings and weekends
  • Must be comfortable, and able to travel within all San Francisco communities (reimbursement provided)
  • A background clearance is required


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit at a desk for extended amounts of time
  • Ability to stand for extended amounts of time
  • Manual dexterity to use a telephone, computer, and other office equipment
  • Physical agility to lift and carry materials; bend, stoop, walk and reach overhead


Children's Council of SF is committed to building a staff that is rich with cultural, social and experiential diversity. Candidates who want to join us on this journey and who can uniquely contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply. 


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Children's Council of SF will operate in a hybrid model. Applicants should be comfortable with both the remote and in-office scenarios.


Benefits, and Employee Perks: 

We offer great benefits! Medical, dental, vision, Long-term disability, Life & Pet Insurance / Employer 401K Matching program / Tuition Reimbursement / FSA, HSA & Transit Commuter Benefits / Generous PTO accrual - starting with over 4 weeks annually / 12 paid holidays + FH for Birthday / Lunch-n-Learn Training Program  

Equal Opportunity & Equity Statement

 Children’s Council is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity as central to our work serving the San Francisco community. We comply with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. Our practices are in alignment with our commitment to workplace equity, diversity, and inclusion. We foster a work environment where our current and future staff feel welcomed without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, sex, age, disability or sexual orientation.



For more than 45 years, Children’s Council has been the heart of child care and early education in San Francisco, advancing the belief that high-quality child care can transform lives and communities. Our more than…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level

Level of Language Proficiency

English/Spanish or English/Cantonese

English/Spanish or English/Cantonese


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near San Francisco, CA
Associated Location
Children's Council of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94114, United States
445 Church Street

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